Food Industry Regulatory Update Week of June 15, 2020

FSIS Updates Directive on Verifying Compliance with Requirements for Written Recall Plan Procedures APHIS Considers Allowing Importation of Fresh Raspberries and Turmeric from Peru USDA Trade Mitigation Purchases from Farmers Update USDA Extends Farmers to Families Food Box Program Contracts USDA Approves Online SNAP for South Carolina, Utah, Delaware and Mississippi FSIS Updates Lists of…

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 06/08/2020

In this week’s edition: USDA Provides Update on Meatpacking Capacity Enoki Mushroom Listeria Outbreak Declared Over AMS Rule on Florida Tomato Handling New APHIS Requirements on Tomato and Pepper Imports FSIS Updates Establishment Directory AMS Proposes to Change National List of Allowable Substances in Organic Livestock Products FDA Update on World Food Safety Day FDA…

Regulatory Update Week of 03/02/2020

Food Industry Regulatory Update: Week of 03/02/2020 In this week’s edition: Kiecker Named as FSIS Administrator APHIS Publishes Final Lacey Act De Minimis Exception Rule FDA Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Update FDA Announces Public Meeting on International Cooperation on Cosmetics USDA Files PACA Action Against RRD Produce USDA Requests Comment on Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions FDA…

USFI Presents at Ka pasesi 2015

On March 26, 2015, Erik Lieberman, President of U.S. Food Imports LLC, gave a presentation at Ka pasesi 2015, an international agriculture conference in Kaunas, Lithuania, entitled “Key Issues for Food Exporters to the United States.”  Lieberman reviewed key U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory requirements among other things.  The slides may…

APHIS Withdraws GMO Rule

On March 4, 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was withdrawing its proposed rule relating to the importation and interstate movement of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and will be crafting an alternative regulatory regime.  They will holding a series of webinars in upcoming months on the issue.  Information on the webinars…

FSIS Informs Inspectors on New Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

On February 3, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a notice to inspection program personnel (IPP) to make them aware of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) final rule on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2013, which requires…

FSIS FY2015 Sampling Plan Available

FSIS FY2015 Sampling Plan Available From the Food Safety and Inspection Service:  Today, FSIS posted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Sampling Plan that lays out the agency’s intended sampling activities. This plan continues a tradition, started by FSIS in 2012, of providing greater transparency on how the agency conducts sampling activities and manages its…